“I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.” (Mary Oliver, New and Selected Poems)
“There are things known
and there are things unknown
and in between are the doors.” (Jim Morrison, Letters from Joe)
“If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.” (Joseph Campbell)
“Each person comes into this world with a specific destiny — he has something to fulfill, some message has to be delivered, some work has to be completed. You are not here accidentally — you are here meaningfully. There is a purpose behind you. The whole intends to do something through you.” (Osho)
“People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.” (Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist)
“You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” (Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft)
“I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life’s greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act until they achieve.
This level of resolve can move mountains, but it must be constant and consistent. As simplistic as this may sound, it is still the common denominator separating those who live their dreams from those who live in regret.” (Anthony Robbins)
What, exactly, should you do now?
You can choose to lead, or not.
You can choose to have faith, or not.
Are there thousands of reasons why you,
of all people, aren’t the right one to lead?
Why you don’t have the resources or the authority
or the genes or the momentum to lead?
Probably. So what?
You still get to make the choice.
But once you choose to lead, you’ll discover that it’s not so difficult.” (Seth Godin, Tribes – We Need YOU to Lead Us)
“You just do it. You force yourself to get up. You force yourself to put one foot before the other, and God damn it, you just refuse to let it get to you. You fight. You cry. You curse. Then you go about the business of living. That’s how I’ve done it. There’s no other way.” (Elizabeth Taylor)
“If you’re going to have a story, have a big story.” (Joseph Campbell, The Storyteller’s Secret)